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Purnima Hembram bags gold at Asian indoor meet


By:- SNN

Purnima Hembram has made India proud by winning Gold medal at the pentathlon event of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

The 24-year-old, who is the Asian championship bronze medalist in 2015 and 2017 and Asian Junior Champion in 2012, finished with 4,062 points to clinch the gold medal.

Thailand’s Wrtaf Wassana Winatho was the runner-up with 3,915 points, followed by fellow countrywoman Sunisa Khotseemueang with 3,903.

India also bagged two silvers at the athletics competition. Sanjivani Jadhav finished second with the timing of 9:26.34 in women’s 3000m race and Tejinder Singh Toor bagged Silver in men’s shot put event with the throw of 19.26m.

India also bagged a bronze medal in the women’s long jump event with Neena Varakil finishing third with a jump of 6.04m.

With the four medals won on the third day of the event, India is now at 11th spot in the medals tally, which is led by hosts Turkmenistan (26 gold, 21 silver, 12 bronze).

India is being represented by 203 athletes in 15 sports disciplines in the Games.

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